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MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 10:00pm EST
, this is what's on the table. what everyone is talking about, and the puppet governor scott walker. he answers to the money guys, to the corporate overlords. hey, wisconsinites, i told you so. but this guy is completely dismissive of the people who actually serve the state of wisconsin. and the tape flat-out proves it. but the right wing's outrage is still to cussed focused to the themselves. i'll bet the wage earners of wisconsin have something to say about the walker tapes. protesters should stay on the streets for months on end, after hearing about what they're going to hear tonight. and we'll ask them, does this change the game. this is the story that has me fired up first tonight. there is a smoking gun in wisconsin, budget standoff. a prank phone call, of all things, between governor scott walker and a reporter pretending to be billionaire republican money man david koch. has really got america buzzing. ian murphy, the editor of the website buffalo beast somehow managed to get governor walker on the phone and fooled him into believing he was billionaire david koch. the prank phone call e
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2011 4:30am PST
question is -- commissioner walker: maybe we get here from the sro collaborative at some point. commissioner mar: my second question is for the regulations you have passing out to the tenants. are those in multiple languages? >> yes, they are. commissioner mar: ok, thank you. commissioner hechanova: thank you for your presentation. it was very insightful. it seems like infestation is indiscriminate because it is both public and private sectors of the hotel industry and even on to private homes. >> yes. commissioner mar: it seems to me that compliance might be always vulnerable based on whether they received notification of violation on the public category of the hotel room, that it only serves as an action item, meaning that they need to resolve that category of compliance. but it also makes the compliants boulder will based on the infestation. they might be able to resolve the issue, and within another three days or four weeks after they've met the condition of compliance, there is another infestation. there seems to be this ongoing cycle. is there a way to have some category
SFGTV
Feb 4, 2011 5:00am PST
. >commissioner murphy: commissioner walker? commissioner walker: i missed it if you explained it, but what was the 24% decrease in interest reflect? >> this is the deal. we know we have been building the budget with a higher interest-rate. based on the question that have come out here, we decided that we would ratchet it down foto where we have been for the last six years so we are not overly optimistic in the interim. i think you would be a millionaire if you knew what the interest rate would be. we just wanted to make it more realistic. commissioner walker: and what is that interest on? >> various fund balances that we have, a deferred fund credit, operating balance, our temporary fund. even our projects. the money that we've put away in the project fund that we take out of our operating funds, we receive interest on those funds. commissioner walker: do we determine where that is put? is that a city decision? >> it comes to the department. commissioner walker: i understand that, but who makes the decision on where we put that money? we have several billion dollars, our fund for 54 days,
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2011 9:00pm EST
governor scott walker will be among david gregory's guestsç "meet the press" on nbc, as will i. so please tune in sunday morning on your nbc station. that's tonight's "last word." "the rachel maddow show" is up next, live -- she is not live from lawrence, kansas. that's last night's script. i can see her almost around the corner there if i just lean. >> hi, lawrence. >> hi, rachel. >> hi, lawrence. thanks. congratulations on "meet the press." i will not miss it. >> it's going to be fun. >> indeed. thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour as well. pop quiz for you. who is the leader of the republican party? this is not a deep analysis question. i literally mean who is paid to have that job? who has the actual job of being the leader of the republican party? it's not michael steele anymore, right? so who is in charge of the party now? if you guessed rantz prebis, then you probably watch this show regularly. so thank you. extra credit on tonight's pop quiz. what was his job before he became head of the republican party? hint, he was the head of a state republican party. hi
MSNBC
Feb 17, 2011 10:00pm EST
and governor scott walker, well, he did not get his union-busting bill today. the story, i think, is far from over. we affectionately call them the wisconsin 14, a group of 14 senate democrats left wisconsin for illinois earlier today. without them, the senate doesn't have the three-fifths attendance that it's going to need to take a vote. that's key. scott fitzgerald tried to round up the senators and bring them back for a vote. fitzgerald's brother, jeff, is oddly enough the leader over in the assembly. they've got something going here, don't they? and just last week, papa fitz, well, the father was named head of the highway patrol. you can't make this stuff up. papa fitz let his boys down as the wisconsin 14 now are on the lam as governor walker is absolutely furious. >> i continue to work and i'm calling on the members of the state senate to show up and do the job that they're paid to do as well. on behalf of the people who pay their salaries, show up to work. they get paid to come to work and they should be coming to work. you can't have conversations if you're not coming to work. >> wal
SFGTV2
Feb 16, 2011 10:30am PST
done on this. commissioner murphy: [inaudible] commissioner walker: i wanted to offer support for your need for more detail on this. it sounds like they are trying to address all the issues we brought up over the last years and prioritize our priorities through the budget. i actually would like to see the budget move forward, but i also want to support your request for more detailed, so i move that we support the budget and move this forward. not to discredit your need for detail. commissioner murphy: second on this? >> second. >> we have a motion and a second. to put the budget forward but to request more detailed. >> i actually agree because i do remember in past budgets, i think even before you were here, commissioner murphy, which even the training budgets have had a list of every single person that was going to trainings. it is interesting how i think in those days people felt it was too much information coming forward, but it was definitely link fear -- definitely a lengthier document. our river some years ago voting against a budget, and the fear that i had was the economy would
SFGTV
Feb 18, 2011 1:30am PST
] commissioner walker: yes. >> the vote is 3-3, and we need a vote of 5 to put forward the budget, so the motion fails. [inaudible] ok. at the end, on part of future agendas, we can discuss about having a special meeting or what we are going to do. commissioner murphy: ok. >> is there any public comment on this item? all right, item 6, election of the bic president and vice- president. we will take nominees for president first and then the vice president. commissioner murphy: commissioner lee is not present today, and i feel all seven commissioners should be present if we are going to have an election. i would like to continue this to our march meeting. >> i would just like to remind everyone that we have done that twice in the past when we have not had seven commissioners present, but we would have to take a vote. for a continuance. commissioner walker: i want to just thank you, president murphy, for taking on the leadership of the commission as you have, the challenge and, i appreciate that you have been there, so i just wanted to say that, and then, i'm happy to differ -- happy to defer. i ag
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2011 10:00pm EST
. governor scott walker is a slick political opportunist getting a national reputation on the backs of wage earners. he's got his facts wrong and i'll prove it. glenn beck could fix this mess in a hurry according to a congresswoman from minnesota who represents the tea party. that's in the takedown tonight. i have a special commentary for the folks of wisconsin. way to go. this is the story that is being fired up first tonight. republicans are pulling out all stops to fundamentally change your earning potential in america. it's all about them. what we've watched unfold in wisconsin is much bigger than a union story. you got governors like scott walker and john kasich and chris chris tie. they won't stop. the battle lines have been drawn clearly in the state of wisconsin. tonight governor scott walker laid down this threat in a statewide address earlier. >> why i'm asking the missing senators to come back to work. do the job you were elected to do. you don't have to like the outcome or even the vote but as part of the world's greatest democracy, you should be here in madison right here in th
NBC
Feb 28, 2011 2:05am EST
republican governor, scott walker. >>> also the future of the middle east remains in doubt as libya's brutal dictator cracks down on protesters. >> these actions violate international norms and every stander of common decency. this violence must stop. >> what's next? and has the administration done enough? joining me this morning from the site of such unrest earlier this month, cairo, egypt, the ranking member on the senate armed services committee. republican john mccain. >>> then our political roundtable, what rising oil costs could mean to our own economy. can washington avoid a government shutdown over spending? and the rhetorical start to 2012, leading republicans exchanging blows and union activists mobilizing. with us, president of the afl-cio, republican governor of mississippi and former rnc chairman, haley barbour. chairman of the congressional black caucus, emmanuel cleaver. host of msnbc's, the last word, lawrence o'donnell. and editorial board member and columnist for "the wall street journal," kim straser. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, protests
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2011 5:30am EST
at 30 rock in new york city. >>> republican governor scott walker is expected to deliver a speech to his wisconsin citizens tonight as the standoff continues in the state over plans to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees. senate democrats say they'll not return to wisconsin unless walker makes concessions to the bill. but in a news conference last night, walker said he would not accept any compromises. >> protesters are here each and every day. there are those to be heard at least those from wisconsin but those from wisconsin they have every right to be heard. and i also want to make it clear to union leaders coming in from outside the state of wisconsin given the choice to stand with them or the millions of hard working taxpayers all across wisconsin many of whom are paying much more for health care and retirement benefits than the modest amount we're asking for in this proposal, i'm going to stand with the hard working taxpayers of wisconsin. >> the governor went on to warn that if his proposal is not passed by this friday the state could miss a chance to refinance
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2011 4:00am PST
discussed in closed session. commissioner walker: move to not disclose. >> okay, the vote was not to disclose. all those in favor? those opposed? we are not going to disclose what went on in closed session. are we going back to item 34 -- commissioner murphy: [inaudible] >> we also have -- okay. we want to move to item 8, is what president murphy is asking, so we are going out of order once again. discussion and possible action regarding dbi's response and coordination with the health department regarding complaints received about bedbugs. we do have a doctor from the health department. >> can i -- since this was my -- commissioner murphy: commissioner walker. commissioner walker: thank you. this item was placed on the agenda at my request. i see that a lot of folks from the community are here. it has become crystal clear over the last few months and year that we have some work to do on the issue of bedbugs, and i think the goal of this meeting is to get a clearer idea of what our policies and procedures are and see how the department and our staff and programs can actuall
SFGTV2
Feb 3, 2011 9:30am PST
on the lobby, the entrance. >> where is that? >> it is on page -- commissioner murphy: commissioner walker, you will have ample opportunity to talk when i'm finished. >> page 7. >> thank you. >> we have a place holder in here. we have a plan. we have to work with the department of real estate. it has to go through them and dpw, and there are markups for what we would get if we were doing it on our own, so we have to work through with them, so this is a place holder. but what this does is it will allow the be informed as you go in -- that is the information desk. people will have that. it will help to facilitate the help desk portion, which is more of the technical stuff, and then, it will have the actual intake downstairs. but to the extent that the funding -- we always have to put a place holder in, and if any funding is left, then we are much better off. commissioner murphy: i'm just wondering if it is going to cost $1 million each floor. is this going to cost a million bucks? >> that is the best estimate that we have. >> we have worked with dpw, and estimates are coming in at around $1 milli
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 11:00pm EST
asked you the walker tapes prove governor walker is beholding to the koch brothers and big business. 92% said yes, 8% said no. that's "the ed show." for more information on "the ed show," we'd like to take you to our new blog. there you're going to find links to twitter and facebook. join >>> the republican governor of wisconsin rushes into a trap set by a guy in buffalo posing as -- well, let's see, someone the republican governor really couldn't resist talking to. that's right. a wicked rich republican. >> but this guy wants it all from the little guy. >> wisconsin governor scott walker is refusing to back down. >> the governor of wisconsin still refuses to back down, but now he's having to explain a phone call. >> i take phone calls all the time. >> scott, david koch. >> the call has been verified. >> you're not talking to any of these democrats, are you? >> he talks about his plans to squeeze workers and to squeeze democratic lawmakers. >> might ratchet it up a little. >> it was actually a prank pulled by a website the buffalo beast. >> screws have been tightened a little today. >>
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2011 10:00pm EST
walker to make some minor changes to the proposal. the milwaukee journal sentinel reporting that dale schultz, thank god no relation, and van wanggaard putting some bargaining rights back into the bill. believe me, folks, it's window dressing, it's not real. later this afternoon, another major shoe dropped. the president, the president of the united states finally ended his silence in an interview with the milwaukee nbc affiliate and the president made this comment. >> i'd say that i haven't followed exactly what's happening with the wisconsin budget. i've got some budget problems here in washington i've had to focus on. i would say as a general proposition, that everybody's got to make some adjustments to new fiscal realities. and i think if we want to avoid layoffs, which i want to avoid, i don't want to see layoffs of hard working federal workers. we had to impose, for example, a freeze on pay increases for federal workers for the next two years as part of my overall budget freeze. you know, i think those kinds of adjustments are the right thing to do. >> mr. president, whose side
FOX News
Feb 19, 2011 12:00pm EST
-- republican governor walker is locked in a show done with employees and their unions over collective bargaining rights and benefits. today we are expected to see the biggest rallies yet out of capitol. adam shapiro joins with us the latest. >> reporter: this is the rally in support of governor walker. all weeklong you've heard from the labor movement complaining about being asked to pay more for pensions and health care and the collective bargaining issue. now you are going to hear from people in wisconsin who want their budget balanced. who do not want a 3.6 billion dollar deficit and who support their governor. let's read some signs: wisconsin is break, balance the budget. how can you be a teacher and not know simple math. by june 30th, they face a 137 million dollar shortfall, that is june for the current fiscal year. two years from now a 3.6 billion dollar shortfall. ma'am, we've her all weeklong from people proposed to governor walker. they've been saying harsh things. they compare the man to hosni mubarak and hitler. you have come in support of your governor. >> i want the gove
NBC
Feb 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
, michael isikoff. >> reporter: publicly governor scott walker has insisted the standoff over union rights in wisconsin is all about saving money. >> we're going to balance the budget the right way. we're not going to push it off to the next generation of taxpayers. >> reporter: but yesterday in a phone call he thought he was having with a major campaign donor, walker provided his critics with evidence that his real motivation is what they have been saying all along, to crush public unions. >> this is about public sector unions. essentially having taxpayers money be used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it's absolutely ridiculous. >> reporter: governor walker believed the caller was david koch, a billionaire oil man, conservative activist and philanthropist. in fact he was talking to a left-leaning journalist posing as koch. >> this is our moment. this is our time to change the course of history. >> reporter: the governor's plan would force government workers to contribute more for pension and health benefits, severely limit their rights to collective bargaining and ma
SFGTV
Feb 10, 2011 3:30am PST
. >> i know, but can we have the presentation? commissioner murphy: commissioner walker, i will give you a chance to talk in a couple of minutes. >> the 1410s, which are principal clerks -- we will have one for the fifth floor and one for the sixth floor in code enforcement. 14 08, the majority of our clerks, we will have one for the first floor, one for the second, to for the fifth and two for the sixth. then, 1406 , the lower level, are one for the first floor, one for the second floor, a two for the fifth floor, and two for the six floor. then, 14 06 -- sorry, i do not know why i have two for 1406, but it would be two for the first floor and two for the second. that is 814, 14 bodies. we also just recently were working on a promotion -- promotional reviewfo for 5 1408's and 2 1410's, so we are trying to bring in people who are able to work in a bunch of different settings so you can move them if you need to between similar types of skill sets and move them between floors if you have to. commissioner murphy: ok. i have a couple more questions, and then i'm going to let up. on page four
SFGTV
Feb 3, 2011 5:30am PST
you, commissioner walker , for bringing the topic to conversation. i know that entomologist gail getty has noted that the problem is getting worse. we have heard that from all of the speakers. what she did not say -- it can be tackled through education. the president talked about training earlier. i would see that as fundamental. i would also suggest from listening to dr. johnson's presentation that he broke in 2008 that this should be one agency that handles this would complete indirect responsibility. that would be dph. of course, whatever input from dbi. i recall in the 1940's, my father told me problems he had as a young man with these bedbugs. here, all those years later, i'm back hearing about it in san francisco. i wish you all the best with tackling this. >> hello. my name is fully show. i live in a sor in the mission district. the management company is doing a wonderful job keeping the bed bugs out. we have 80 rooms. by now, we probably have one apartment with bedbugs. as i'm standing here, they're doing our rooms right now. they are doing a wonderful job keeping bedbugs out.
CBS
Feb 26, 2011 7:30pm EST
is republican governor of wisconsin scott walker's state budget bill. the bill is designed by governor walker to close wisconsin's projected $3.6 billion deficit for fiscal year 2012 and 2013. the budget bill would save $1.7 billion. here's how he breaks it out. one, no layoffs. avoid 1500 immediate state worker layoffs and 10,000 to 12,000 long-term layoffs. two, underwrite education. wisconsin public schools gained $1 billion in savings. three, protect worker workers' rights. no mandatory union membership, no forced union dues. up to $1,000 in savings per worker. four, pension plan pay-in. workers contribute 5.8% of paycheck to a pension plan. their current contribution, zero. five, health insurance pay-in. workers contribute 12.6% of their paycheck to their health insurance plan. up from a current 5%. six, no collecti bargaining rights for unions, except in the instance of wage negotiations. governor walker says that an end to collective bargaining would save the state $30 million in the remaining fiscal year. seven, protect bargaining for public safety unions. firefighters, policemen and
FOX News
Feb 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
. these people are out here trying to put as much pressure as they can on governor walker and the wisconsin republicans while governor walker and the wisconsin republicans are trying to put as much pressure as they can on those 14 missing senators. >> arthel: speaking of governor walker, were any supporters of his there? >> you did see a few supporters of governor walker, but really you could count them on one or two hands. it wasn't an organized effort to get governor walker's people out here. where you saw most the conservatives is the tea party organizations shout out to three different districts, of three different senators. these are some of the 14 senators who are missing and they think those are three senators who would be vulnerable for a recall. that's why they're focusing in their district. >> arthel: mike, we're going to get a little more about that recall possibility a little later in the show. but meantime, thanks a lot for that report from madison, wisconsin. mike tobin. >> rick: the battle going down in wisconsin and elsewhere pitting republican governors against organized la
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 4:00am EST
tonight in an undisclosed location over wisconsin governor scott walker's now infamous anti-union bills in that state. democrats fled to illinois to prevent a vote on that bill, and today in a truly unexpected move, democratic legislators in the state of indiana followed suit. indiana house democrats fled the statehouse today in order to prevent a vote on another anti-union bill being proposed in that state by republican legislators. today in the great state of ohio, thousands upon thousands of protesters desended on the statehouse in order to back another anti-union bill being brought by that state's republicans. in michigan, protests broke out in state capitol of lansing. the cause of the protests, another anti-union bill proposed by republican state legislators. public school teachers in tennessee are fighting back this week over another anti-union bill in that state being proposed by republican state legislators. what began in madison, wisconsin is now spreading like prairie fire across the midwest. perhaps in the coming days, a little further east. today, republican governor chris
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2011 6:00pm EST
cenk uyger. >> all right, we've got a standoff in wisconsin. the protesters versus governor walker. walker is expected to have a press conference any minute now and we'll have that live for you. and one of the democratic state senators who left the state joins me tonight. and here's what this is all about. the rich versus the middle class. an exclusive report links the billionaire koch brothers to governor walker. surprise, surprise. we have the reporter who broke the story. he joins us tonight. and republicans tailor their cuts to help campaign donors. of course. isle sh i'll show you exactly how they're helping their friends on wall street and on big oil. plus, sarah palin's former aide is exposing everything. from palin helping her job to coordinating attacks with fox news surrogates. all the details tonight. we start tonight with wisconsin. thousands of protesters turned out in madison again today, on the seventh day of demonstrations against governor scott walker and his attempt to bust the unions. now, they were entertained by rage against the machine who showed up for an aco
FOX News
Feb 23, 2011 9:00pm EST
in madison continues. neither side is showing any sign of backing down. gop governor scott walker the hero of this battle went over the heads of union organizers last night and took his case straight to the people of wisconsin. >> for years i tried to use modest changes in pension and health insurance contributions as a means of balancing our budget without massive lay-offs or furloughs. on nearly every occasion the local unions, told me to go ahead and lay-off workers that's not acceptable. >> sean: governor walker made it clear if the 14 democratic senators who remain hole up, do not return before friday, he will be forced to lay-off at least 1500 state workers. what do the people of wisconsin think? joining me to get the answer to that question is pollster frank luntz, in madison, wisconsin with a special focus group. >> sean, i don't know what going to happen. so let's go to the group. who should win this the unions or the governor? we're split. you have a position with the union? >> yeah. >> what is this debate about? gentleman bottom line is it comes down -- >> bottom line is it come
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2011 4:00am EST
walker was in charge in milwaukee, he decided to fire the security guards that worked at the courthouse and two other buildings. they were public employees, represented by a union, and scott walker just fired them. now, the county board was opposed to that. they rejected his plan. then after he was blocked by the county board, mr. walker just unilaterally insisted he could do it anyway. he just seized the power to do it, claiming he had the right because there was a budget emergency. so all of those union security guards got fired, and scott walker replaced them with the butt vodka company guys. replaced them with wackenhut. with a private company. the company based in the uk, and uses nonunion security guards. mr. walker fired all the union guards, replaced them with private nonunion guards. this is like the dress rehearsal for what scott walker is doing at the state level right now, and it may offer a little bit of foreshadowing as to how this is all going to work out. an arbitrator in wisconsin ruled last month that the so-called budget emergency scott walker used to justify hiring t
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 8:00pm EST
. >> wisconsin governor scott walker is refusing to back down. >> the governor of wisconsin still refuses to back down, but now he's having to explain a phone call. >> i take phone calls all the time. >> scott, david koch. >> the call has been verified. >> you're not talking to any of these democrats, are you? >> he talks about his plans to squeeze workers and to squeeze democratic lawmakers. >> might ratchet it up a little. >> it was actually a frank pulled by a website the buffalo beast. >> screws have been tightened a little today. >> what are you going to do? >> yes! those free loaders with their cushy state jobs like snowplow operators, prison guards, and teachers. >> and he calls another press conference. >> i'm not going to allow one prank phone call to be a distraction for the reaelts, we have a job to do. >> if you look at the impact president reagan had, he talked about doing the right thing for the right reason at the right time. >> and it is not about budget deficits. >> the state budget battles that began a few years ago in california are moving east, and it is catching on everywhere
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2011 9:00pm EST
they thought were themselves. here is wisconsin republican governor scott walker talking to a man he thinks is his billionaire corporate ben factor, david koch. the governor talking about how he thinks that he has started a right wing revolution in state politics. listen. >> i talked to kasich every day. john has to stand firm in ohio. i think we do the same with rick scott in florida. i think snyder if he got a little more support, probably could do that in michigan. you start going down the list, a lot of us, a lot of us new governors got elected to do something big. >> you're the first domino. >> yep. this is our moment. >> this is our moment. oh, self esteem, not a problem for governor walker, even if he does have problem screening his phone calls. again, the man that wisconsin governor scott walker thinks he is speaking to there is david koch, a billionaire conservative that made his money the old fashioned billionaire conservative way. he inherited an oil and chemical company from his dad. an oil and chemical company that happens to be based near here in wichita, kansas. [ booing ] >>
MSNBC
Feb 24, 2011 3:00am EST
it all from the little guy. >> wisconsin governor scott walker is refusing to back down. >> the governor of wisconsin still refuses to back down, but now he's having to explain a phone call. >> i take phone calls all the time. >> scott, david koch. >> the call has been verified. >> you're not talking to any of these democrats, are you? >> he talks about his plans to squeeze workers and to squeeze democratic lawmakers. >> might ratchet it up a little. >> it was actually a frank pulled by a website the buffalo beast. >> screws have been tightened a little today. >> what are you going to do? >> yes! those free loaders with their cushy state jobs like snowplow operators, prison guards, and teachers. >> and he calls another press conference. >> i'm not going to allow one prank phone call to be a distraction for the reaelts, we have a job to do. >> if you look at the impact president reagan had, he talked about doing the right thing for the right reason at the right time. >> and it is not about budget deficits. >> the state budget battles that began a few years ago in california are moving eas
MSNBC
Feb 25, 2011 9:00pm EST
of thousands of that state's residents started protesting against their own republican governor, scott walker. today, day 11 of what had already been a tense standoff saw tensions ratchet up even more dramatically. protesters have spent the last week or so quite literally camping out in the state capitol building, sleeping there. but they awoke today to news and rumors that police were preparing to essentially clear the capitol. at around 9:00 this morning, milwaukee journal sent nel started reporting what they called a pending police crackdown on capitol campouts. quote, the police will begin cracking down on protesters today at 4:00 p.m. the journal described a flyer distributed to state troopers which ordered officers to end the sleep in that was happening on the second, third, and fourth floors of the state capitol. police were ordered to end that. ordered by whom? yesterday, the proposition that maybe the capitol should be cleared of protesters was floated by the republican state senate leader. today, after the clear the capitol rumors started spreading, the governor's office put out a s
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
scott walker's attempt to bust unions and take their hard earned money. that's the bottom line. "the wisconsin state journal" reported more than 10,000 protesters gathered on the south side of the capitol building many carrying signs and chanting "recall walker." well, in many ways, this is the american version of what we saw in egypt when it comes to crowds isn't it? workers are taking it to the streets, calling for the ouster of a politically elected leader who is taking money out of their pocket and expecting them to have more obligations. at this point the protests in madison are peaceful and are probably going to stay peaceful but the governor for some reason has issued the veiled threat of force by alerting the national guard. how are folks supposed to take that? this is crazy. bigger protests are scheduled for tomorrow and thursday which is all good. buses full of people from across the state are flocking to madison hour by hour to support the charge against the governor. now, today wisconsin college and high school students, what did they do? man, this is like a throwback to
NBC
Feb 24, 2011 4:00am PST
motives behind that controversy. here is michael isakoff. >> reporter: publicly governor scott walker has insisted the standoff over union rights in wisconsin is all about saving money. >> we're going to balance the budget the right way, not going to push it off to the next generation to taxpayers. >> reporter: in a phone call he thought he was having with a major phone donner, walker provided his critics with evidence that they've been saying all along, to crush public unions. >> this is about public sector unions, essentially about having the taxpayer used to pay to lobby with the taxpayer money. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: he believed the caller was david koch, a philanthropist. he was talking to a left leaning journalist posing as koch. >> this is our moment and our time to change the course of history. >> reporter: the governor's plan would force government workers to contribute with pension and benefits, severely limit bargaining. and make it more difficult to collect union dues. if he succeeds it could dry up a major source of campaign cash for democrats like unions like the weac
FOX News
Feb 24, 2011 2:00am EST
walker and now ohio governor john kasich. >> what do we want? >> justice. kill the bill. >> governor kasich will be here. >> we are going to stand strong and we have shed blood for our country. and we will continue to do. so. >> the dictator gaddafi continues his murderous wave. even as libya is falling apart. protesters are being shot dead in the streets. we'll analyze the situation. >> get your head out of the clouds. >> and dennis miller has some thoughts about what the world should do with the killer gaddafi and with hosni mubarak. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. from california, the factor begins right now. ♪ ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly reporting tonight from los angeles. thanks for watching us. is it possible? is it possible to cover the union controversy in a fair way? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know working americans are now taking sides of the union controversy that's sweeping the nation. the democratic party and many liberals want strict worker protections and entitlements. republicans and many conservatives
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